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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

1. Submission of manuscript

Authors  are  requested  to  submit  their  manuscripts  on-line  through  the  website  of  http://IJOH.tums.ac.ir.  The manuscript submitted for publication should be typed on one side of the A4 paper, with a font of Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced with a margin of 2.5 cm on for left and right sides and 3 cm for top and bottom sides. The pages  should  be  numbered  in  Arabic  numerals  format.  Tables  and  figures  should  be  serially  numbered. Abbreviations should be fully explained at the first come and the data should be presented in SI units. No foot and end note are accepted in the text. 

2. Format of the Manuscript

2.1 The manuscript should contain: Title page, abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, acknowledgment, and references. 

2.2 Title page includes: title, author(s) full name, affiliation(s) (in italic), full address for corresponding author, including telephone number, fax number, and email address. 

2.3 Abstract should contain a brief description of the background, purpose of the study, methods, results, and conclusion. The length of abstract should contain maximum 250 words (spaces) followed by a maximum 8 keywords (including multiple words), describing the backbone of the manuscript subject based on Mesh. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations. 

2.4 Introduction should clearly explain the background, necessities, and the comprehensive philosophy behind the research followed by the main aim of the study. In this section, author(s) should seriously avoid copying texts from already published papers and in case of taking some scientific viewpoints of other published papers, they should be exactly addressed. 

2.5  Materials  and  methods  should  describe  their  specifications  and  source  of  preparation  of  materials  and apparatus, i.e. the name, model, and place (company, city, and country) of manufacturing. Company, city, and country names should be located in parenthesis. Sequence of procedures must be explained in sufficient details to allow other researchers to reproduce the methods in a reasonable precision and accuracy. Author(s) should also refer the sources previously published and have been used in their manuscript. Chemical terms should conform to the AUPAC format.

 2.6 Results should be presented as text, tables, and figures without any comment. Graphs can be used as an alternative to tables. Data should not be repeated (duplicated) in tables, graphs, and figures. Avoid explaining the tables and figures more than enough in the text. All tables should be drowning as two rows without any borderline for the column. The first row is for heading and should be bold and the second row is for the data without considering how many data lines are located in this row. It is worth mentioning that, any extra files of tables, figures, graphs, ...(such as excel) already located in the text should be submitted separately as attachment(s). 

2.7  Discussion  should  interpret  clearly  results  obtained  from  the  study,  regarding  aim,  problems,  and  the introduction presented in the manuscript. It is very important that, this section should NOT repeat the results. In discussion, advantages and limitations of findings should be stated and compared documentally to the other studies previously published. Also, this section may recommend a clarified and comprehensive perspective of the study in the future. New hypotheses concluded from the study followed by recommendations can be stated in this section.

 2.8 Conclusion should be presented as a general outcome of the results and discussion in a short and compact paragraph.

 2.9 Acknowledgment: The author(s) should acknowledge any supporter including individual, financial, and administrative organization(s) that have cooperative joint.

 2.10 References should be numbered consecutively as they referred in the manuscript in the brackets in numerical order at the end of the manuscript text. Do avoid listing any references without citing in the manuscript. The references should be cited using the following models:

 a.  Journal article:

Warren ND, Marquart H, Christopher Y, Laitinen J, van Hemmen  JJ, Ball Task based dermal exposure models for regulatory risk assessment. Ann Occup Hyg 2006; 50(5): 491-503.

 b. Book:

Wiesner MR, Bottero JY. Environmental nanotechnology, applications and impacts of nonmaterials. 1st ed, Mc Graw

Hill Publishing Co., New York, USA, 2007.

c. Book chapter:

Hoffmann M, Hotze EM, Wiesner MR. Reactive oxygen species generation on nanoparticulate material. In: Wiesner MR, and Bottero JY(Eds). Environmental nanotechnology, applications and impacts of nonmaterials. 1st edn. Ed by Mc Graw Hill Publishing Co, New York, USA, 2007; pp 155-203.

d. Proceeding:

Vaccari S, Pedrazzi G, Papotti E. Occupational radiation exposures in research laboratories. 28th International

Congress on Occupational Health, 11-16 June 2006; Milan, Italy.

 e. Theses:

Shahtaheri  SJ.  Trace  pesticide analysis  using  immuno-based  solid-phase  extraction.  PhD thesis,  University  of

Surrey, Guildford, UK, 1996.

 f. Scientific reports

WHO.    Depleted   uranium:    surces,    exposure    and    health    effects.   World    Health    Organization    Report

WHO/SDE/PHE/01.1. April 2001.

 g. Monographs

ICRP. ICRP publication 66: Human respiratory tract model for radiological protection. Pergman: New York, USA,


 h. Internet publication


Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. Philadelphia: Lip Williams and

Wilkins; 2002.

- Journal article:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. 2002; Available from:


 3. For submission of a short communication; follow the same structure as original article.

 4. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author by email. The corresponding author response, with or without corrections, should be sent (via email/website) to the Journal office within two working days. Otherwise, the last revised version of the manuscript will be published in the Journal.

 5. The corresponding author will be supplied with 2 free issues.

 6. Ethics: The relevant Ethics Committee/Institution review boards of the respective institutions must approve the study.

 7. Informed consent of the patients participating in the study should be undertaken.

 8. The sole responsibility for the whole contents of the paper (views and statements) remains only to the author(s).

 9.  Conflict  of  interest:  Submitting  a  manuscript  must  be  accompanied  with  a  statement  from  the  author(s) disclosing all financial and personnel relationship that might bias their work, if any. Besides, they are requested to evident whether impending conflict do or do not exist. A separate page should cover this proclamation and if there are further details, could be mentioned in covering letter. If an organization encompasses any financial interest in the outcome of the study, the author(s) are appealed to provide a declaration that have full access to all the data in the study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

 10. Copyright Transfer Agreement: International Journal of Occupational Hygiene allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions. Also the journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions.

 11. Peer review process: IJOH is a peer reviewed Journal. All manuscripts will be acknowledged upon presenting to the Journal office, provided that all stated requirements are met. If the subject of manuscript does not match to the scientific scope of the Journal, the corresponding author will be informed within 10 working days after submission. The  manuscript  is  sent  to two  or  more  reviewers.  The  whole  review process  depends  on  receiving  referees' comments and revising the manuscripts based on these comments to the author. On receipt of the revised article from the author, and after final approving by referees, the letter of acceptance will be issued to the corresponding author. Authors have the right to communicate to the editor if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer because of potential conflicts of interest. The author can also suggest the name of potential reviewers but it is up to the editor to accept it.

 12. Disposal of materials: Once published, all copies of the manuscript, correspondence and artwork will held for 6 months before disposal.

 The Editorial Board of the Journal, reserve the right to accept or reject the article at any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, tables or figures, if necessary.  If the paper is accepted for publication, authors will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs and withdrawal  would be impossible at this stage.


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